Stunning Table Inspired by the Earth and the Sea

Nous vous avons présenté à plusieurs reprises le travail d’Alexandre Chapelin qui réalise de jolies tables inspirées par la mer et ses profondeurs. Il nous présente son dernier modèle. Une nouvelle fois composé de résine, marbre et bois, il nous expose plusieurs couches terrestres qui viennent plonger dans une eau transparente. Le réalisme et la finesse de sa réalisation sont impressionnants.

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There’s a reason most musical instruments are still made of wood. Sounds emanating from resonating wood are not only incredibly clear, but also have a naturally pleasing effect. Most Hi-fi home theaters and studio-grade audio equipment have a wooden construction too, but the M2 speaker by Celia & Perah is probably the first and only portable Bluetooth speaker to be constructed from solid wood.

The M2 fits in the palm of your hand, but boasts of a performance that no speaker of its size can match up to. Most of its fidelity can be credited to the wooden body. Wood requires craftsmanship, and isn’t easy to mass-produce, which is why most speakers opt for a plastic cabinet design. The M2 focuses on quality, rather than quantity, partnering with wood craftsmen having decades of experience to give the M2 its crafted-to-perfection, solid beech wood cabinet. Under the hood sit two full-range neodymium drivers, responsible for churning out crystal clear audio with immaculate bass, mid and treble. Two passive radiators on the top and bottom accentuate the bass, making your audio sound richer and larger than life. Definitely larger than the M2!

The M2’s design is more understated than minimal. It flexes its muscles as an audio device, but on the design front, it takes on a subtle aesthetic that allows it to blend in any interior. The wooden cabinet is completely hand-crafted and is available in three classy colors (beech, caramel, and walnut). The drivers sit on the front with the branding etched in between, almost giving it the impression that your M2 has a face. This, coupled with its small size makes the M2 speaker instantly likeable. Its rectangular design makes it easy to keep clean while also making it look fitting on any mantelpiece. The M2 even comes with NFC pairing and the NFC logo engraved on the top to indicate where to tap one’s phone to instantly connect it for some high fidelity, full-range audio action!

Designer: Richard Lin of CELIA & PERAH

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Dezeen's day five of #milanogram2017 highlights features the best of Salone del Mobile

It’s day five of Milan design week and this year’s best exhibits at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair are emerging on our #milanogram2017 hashtag, including standout installations from the Euroluce lighting fair.

Highlights from the sprawling furniture fair include Moroso‘s stand, which has been designed by Spanish designer Patricia Urqiola and features work by Amanda Levete, Benjamin Hubert, Ron Arad and Nendo.

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British designer Jasper Morrison is displaying his new chair for Emeco made from an aluminium tube that is only an inch thick.

Carl Hansen & Son has built an entire apartment titled Milan Home to showcase its products.

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Installations from the Euroluce lighting fair are also proving popular, including new pleated paper lights from German designer Ingo Maurer, which revisit the MaMoNouchies series he first created two decades ago.

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London-based designer Michael Anastassiades has added three new contemporary lights to his Mobile Chandelier series.

This installation by Spanish designer Arturo Álvarez is designed to evoke emotions, and has been one of the most talked-about displays at Euroluce this year.

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Meanwhile, young and up-and-coming designers have their own arena at Salone Satellite. Among them is Studio Wilenius, whose stand is a favourite of Dezeen reporter Alice Morby.

Other highlights from the past day include Marni’s vibrant playground filled with coloured sand, which displays the brand’s handmade Playland collection.

All week, Dezeen has been using Instagram to reveal all the latest Milan design week news and a curated selection of the best images posted to our #milanogram2017 hashtag.

If you’re visiting Milan design week, tag your Instagram pictures with #milanogram2017 for a chance to win £500 to spend at Dezeen Watch Store. We’ll announce the winner early next week.

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Black corrugated metal encases loft-inspired interiors of Tokyo house by TakaTina

American studio TakaTina has created a stark family home on the outskirts of Tokyo, featuring bright white interiors inspired by the client’s previous Brooklyn loft apartment and an inky black exterior.

Black box house by TakaTina

The New York based architects, husband-and-wife team Takaaki and Christina Kawabata, were commissioned to design the house for a family of four in a residential area west of the Japanese capital.

The 106-square-metre house is made up of two offset volumes that aim to challenge the local housing typology, and form a minimal backdrop for the client’s furniture collection.

Black box house by TakaTina

“Rejecting the outside scenery while creating an introspective micro-cosmos filled with natural light and wind became the main concept of this house,” said the architects.

Black box house by TakaTina

“Inspired by Carl Andre’s minimalist art, the two-storey monolithic volume and plane creates a geometric composition to organise a public first floor, a private second floor, garden and parking space,” they added.

Black box house by TakaTina

The residence is named Black Box after its corrugated metal cladding, a material more commonly associated with industrial building. The uniform cladding creates a simple structure that meets both the budget of the client, and his love for machine-like aesthetics.

The minimal black facade is disrupted only in a few places by large windows with subtle frames. These are carefully positioned to ensure there is sufficient natural light and ventilation, while maintaining privacy.

Black box house by TakaTina

Raised on a concrete plinth, the arrangement of the blocks also makes space for a small south-facing courtyard, forming a buffer between the main living space and the adjacent house.

The house comprises an open-plan living and dining space, three bedrooms and a bathroom, all with a minimal finish.

Black box house by TakaTina

“New York-style loft living and the owner’s discerning taste in furniture and art collection was our design inspiration. The simple neutral palette provides the canvas for their lifestyle,” the architects explained.

Black box house by TakaTina

On the ground floor, the loft aesthetic is created by the high ceiling and its open plan, along with an exposed blackened-timber frame and a statement floating staircase.

The white walls are intended to draw focus to the client’s collection, which includes a Grete Jalk-designed chai and Eames classics.

Black box house by TakaTina

TakaTina also incorporated a slightly recessed kitchen area to prevent distraction from the loft-like interiors and the furniture.

The second floor is covered in walnut flooring and has a modest ceiling height to create a more domestic and cosy atmosphere.

Black box house by TakaTina

The children’s bedroom features a green curtain with a hidden track, creating a flexible space that can be divided in the future.

There is also a custom-made desk, carefully positioned in front of a large window that overlooks the mountain view.

Black box house by TakaTina

In 2014 Level Architects completed a similar project, an all black house in Tokyo that contains light and spacious interiors, but reveals little to its neighbours.

Photography is by Mikiko Kikuyama.

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Woman Playing Cards

In a regular deck of playing cards there are only four women, but in Zach Wahls’ version all 54 cards feature smart, resilient and inspiring women. Beyoncé is (of course) the queen, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the king, Harriet Tubman is number eight, and……

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Incredible Disappearance of Models Faces

Annelie Vandendael joue avec les frontières du réel en faisant disparaître les visages de ses modèles derrière différents types d’objets. La photographe belge trouve son inspiration dans les années 60 et aime représenter les êtres humains comme des éléments du décors. Les couleurs vives mais rétro à la fois permettent d’accentuer le sentiment qu’à voulu poser Annelie Vandendael sur cette série ci-dessous.

Incredible Series Between Men and Nature

Depuis deux ans, le photographe Philip Kanwisher réalise une série intitulée Inhospitably Ours. À travers de celle ci il crée des photomontages qui critique positivement ou négativement les interactions des hommes avec la nature et plus précisément des animaux. Bien que photographier la faune fait partie de son travail, il lutte contre la maltraitance des animaux et le braconnage.

Beanz Meanz Heinz slogan celebrates 50th anniversary with limited-edition cans

Heinz has partnered with Selfridges to mark the 50th anniversary of its famous baked-bean slogan by updating its iconic packaging with limited-edition labels.

Fifty different iterations of the catchphrase Beanz Meanz Heinz have been generated from consumers’ associations with Heinz Beanz. These variations including “Beanz Meanz Mumz”, “Beanz Meanz Eggz” and “Beanz Meanz Dinz” now emblazon tins.

Beanz Meanz Heinz by JKR

The 50th-anniversary edition tins were created by design agency Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR), which collaborated with the original creator of the slogan, Maurice Drake, for the project.

There are also 50 special limited edition tins signed by Drake, priced at £10 per tin. Lucy Clark, marketing lead at Kraft Heinz, commented on the longevity of Drake’s campaign, and how it “continues to strike a chord 50 years after it was first penned.”

Beanz Meanz Heinz by JKR

Drake came up with the line in 1967, when he took his creative team from Young & Rubicam‘s advertising offices to a London pub to brainstorm ideas for the Heinz account. He also penned the jingle from the original advert: “a million housewives every day, open a can of beans and say Beanz Meanz Heinz”.

The launch includes a pop-up cafe at Selfridges department store and a window display at the Oxford Street branch in London, with all proceeds going to the arts charity Ideas Foundation.

Recipes include Beanz with crispy bacon, Beanz with smoked ham hock and Beanz with scrambled egg, at £3 each.

Since its inception, the much-loved and celebrated Beanz Meanz Heinz is a familiar refrain in many British households. In 2012, Creative Review named it top slogan of all time, narrowly beating Nike‘s motivational Just Do It.

In 2000, Drake’s catchphrase was voted into the Advertising Slogan Hall Of Fame by a panel from the UK’s advertising industry.

Beanz Meanz Heinz by JKR

Beanz Meanz Heinz ran for years, with numerous variations of its original line, including “Don’t be mean with the beans Mum, Beanz Meanz Heinz”.

In 2004, the company changed the packaging to simple say Heinz Beanz, and then in 2009, Heinz resurrected the catchphrase after a lull in its use, under the guidance of its then-agency, AMV BBDO.

Heinz Beanz has previously collaborated with food designers Bompas & Parr to create Flavour Experience. The design duo created a musical spoon that you listen to through your mouth and a set of handmade bowls to match five new flavours of Heinz baked beans.

The Selfridges Beanz Meanz Heinz pop-up bar will be open until 23 April from 9am–7pm Monday to Saturday, and 11.30am–6pm on Sundays.

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A Buzzworthy Beehive


The Local Bee service brings people closer to their local bee keeper and, in essence, their honey too! After getting up close and personal with a beekeeper and the bees themselves, designer Will Jordan saw opportunities to improve the artificial hive which has gone largely unchanged for many years. The result is a hive that’s not only more functional but aesthetically friendly!

First, the hive is elevated to mimic that of a natural hive. Placed 2 meters above the ground it protects the bees from critters and invaders that may want to steal honey or cause distress to the bees. It also allows for the bees to enter the hive from the bottom, which allows them to create comb with gravity as they would naturally.

Second, the new hive’s material composition promotes a healthy climate while also keeping external sound disturbance to a minimum. It consists of cork, wood and mycelium (a material made from mushrooms). Drastic temperature can cause shock and result in bee death. In between the cork and the mycelium there are pockets that trap air to prevent dramatic changes in temperature. This, in combination with the cork and mycelium as insulating materials, keeps the hive’s temperature consistent. Additionally, the cork also acts as an acoustic dampener to prevent noise disturbance.

Designer: Will Jordan





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